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Scientists reveal why North Magnetic Pole has shifted from Canada towards Siberia

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Representational image) | Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Alabama school student names NASA’s first Mars helicopter, a 2-kg, solar-powered craft

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Amazon fires

Rising CO2 emissions could change the way human brains work, study says

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The change in oceans’ colour takes place because of the difference in quantities of phytoplankton, a microscopic algae | Pixabay

A trove of Viking-era artefacts and an ocean creature that may be the world’s largest animal

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Amazon rainforest fire

Evidence of brain surgery in ancient Greece, a sharp spike in methane emissions in 2019

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A penguin stands behind a plastic bottle on Greenwich Island, Antarctica | Isadora Romero/Bloomberg

90-million-year-old rainforest & 3 human-like species living side-by-side in ancient Africa

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Coral reef ecosystem underwater

Marine species relocating to poles & possible ancestor of all animals found in Australia

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The image of the black hole

Harvard scientists find new ways to take sharper images of black hole

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Representational image

Scientists find skull of a hummingbird-sized dinosaur & 139 new ‘minor planets’ discovered

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An image of a tropical rainforest

Tropical forests could soon add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere instead of reducing it

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On Camera

Floodwater gushes through a street following heavy rains, at Falaknuma, in Hyderabad, Wednesday, 14 October, 2020.| PTI

Pollute oceans and it’ll come back at us like it did in Andhra, Telangana: Manpreet Badal

We don't seem to have learnt the lesson from cyclones Ockhi and Amphan and continue to dump toxic wastes in the Indian Ocean. Our punishment this time could be severe.

Kotak Mahindra Bank is exploring taking over IndusInd Bank

IndusInd, however, denied any sale talks, calling it a rumour. It said the bank’s founders reiterate their full support 'now and always'.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.